Born Eric Reed Boucher on June 17, 1958, Biafra is the former lead singer and songwriter for San Francisco punk rock band "Dead Kennedys."
In the late 1970s, some members of the punk subculture on the West Coast of the United States began to use Nazi symbolism for shock effect, and others even adopted neo-Nazi views in full earnest.
The Dead Kennedys were one of the bands that became popular among the neo-Nazi punk movement when they were misinterpreted as right-wing polemicists. Their gigs began to attract a significant audience of neo-Nazi skinheads, perhaps thrown off by the title of their song "California Über Alles."
Angry at what the Nazi punk movement was about the group wrote; "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!" as a response to the White power skinheads attending their shows. Making it clear that they wanted nothing to do with neo-Nazism. Biafra felt the use of Nazi symbols and Aryan-imagery was opposite to what the punk subculture was about, as shown in the song's lyrics; "We ain't trying to be the police, if you ape the cops, you ain't anarchy!").